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Frank A Schultz

Military

While serving a Navigator/Bombardier on B-26B-15 MA 41-34971 'Pay Off ' the aircraft was attacked by a German fighter while on a mission to bomb the German airfield of Beaumont Le Roger, France. The attack killed 2LT Schultz, set the right engine on fire, and crashed one mile northeast of Brionne near Rouen, France August 22, 1943. Killed in Action (KIA) 386th BG was part of the 8th BG from July-October 1943.

Service

Units served with

  • 386th Bomb Group

    386th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 386th Bomb Group flew B-26 Marauders for the Eighth and Ninth Air Forces. Whilst with the Eighth, the Group developed the formation release procedure for the B-26 on missions that targeted aerodromes, marshalling yards and V-weapon sites along the...

  • 554th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 41-34971 Pay Off

    B-26 Marauder
    B-26C-15-MA 41-34971 "Pay Off" was assigned to 386BG/554BS at Boxted, UK. The aircraft was attacked by an enemy fighter as well as flak on 22-Aug-43 while on a mission to bomb the German airfield of Beaumont Le Roger, France. The fighter attack set the...

Missions

  • VIII Air Support Command 30A

    22 August 1943
    36 B-26s from 386BG are despatched to bomb the German airfield of Beaumont Le Roger, France. 35 are effective on the target. 1 B-26 Failed to Return - 2KIA 2POW 2EVD. The bomber gunners claim 3-0-0 of German fighters.

Associated Place

  • Boxted

    Military site : airfield
    Boxted was built for heavy bombers and became operational from May 1943. In the few months B-26 Marauders of the 386th Bomb Group were stationed there, there were two night attacks by the Luftwaffe. On 17 August 1943, one man was killed when bombs...

Events

Event Location Date
Killed in Action (KIA) Brionne, France 22 August 1943

Killed when the aircraft was attacked by a German fighter.

Buried Bernay, France 24 August 1943

Buried by the Germans in the Community Cemetery of Bernay, France. Exact location in the cemetery has never been determined.

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
29 October 2018 01:32:19 Edgy01 Changes to media associations
Sources

self

Date Contributor Update
25 May 2015 18:34:09 Lee8thbuff Changes to service number, biography, events, place associations, aircraft associations and mission associations
Sources

Lee Cunningham 25-May-2015. Added SN and made connection to Place, AIrcraft and Mission per MACR 375; Summary Biography, KIA Event and Burial event added based on "Losses of the 8th & 9th Air Forces" Stan Bishop & John A. Hey MBE.

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:09:57 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / Losses of the 8th and 9th AFs by Bishop and Hey, Combat Chronology Supplement, MACR 0375

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